Europe
Europe

Europe

30 May 2007

An iron fist in a pink velvet glove

The EU authorities are using accusations of homophobia as another stick with which to beat ‘backward’ Poles and Russians.

Nul points for the West

An Eastern bloc of crappy music? The co-editor of German magazine Novo investigates the 'Cold War' over the Eurovision Song Contest.

16 May 2007

Serbia and Europe: who’s ruling who?

Many are shocked that Serbia has been made president of the Council of Europe, yet they turn a blind eye to the EU’s blackmail of elected Serb politicians.

How scary is Sarkozy?

The European left is fast turning the French president into the new bogeyman of Europe. Yet his power base and political programme are not as coherent as they claim.

The EU is also ‘firing bullets’ at Turkish democracy

The Turkish army is not alone in seeking to override the democratic process in Turkey in order to get the right result.

27 April 2007

Not a case of 'plus ça change...'

They might still use the rhetoric of Left v Right, but the presidential election confirms that those days are past in French politics, too.

24 April 2007

Yeltsin: the West’s hero-turned-scapegoat

From ‘warrior for democracy’ to drunken buffoon: the former Russian president’s reputation was made and broken by Western pundits.

14 February 2007

Exposed: the myth of the World Cup ‘sex slaves’

It was widely claimed that 40,000 women would be trafficked into Germany as prostitutes during the 2006 World Cup. New EU reports seen by spiked suggest that nothing of the sort happened.

13 February 2007

War and deception in the Netherlands

Black Book, Paul Verhoeven’s thriller about the Dutch Resistance to Nazi rule, is a cracking movie – and it raises important questions, too.

12 February 2007

Just how ‘charitable’ is Greenpeace?

Thomas Deichmann reports from Germany, where Greenpeace looks set to lose its charity status over its explicitly political campaigning.